Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
to review by scientists at regulatory agencies. the 2008 e.u. risk assessment for pdcpp using all the best information available concludes that tdcpp gives no reason for concern to human health in relation to the physics chemical properties. couch manufacturers are mandated by law to use it in the foam stuffing. it's a little known law in california known as technical bulletin 17 which says the couch must be able to withstand exposure to a small flame for 12 seconds without igniting. while the regulation applies only to california, manufacturers use it in all the products instead of creating special furniture for the west coast. >> that is what is left after a couple minutes of burning. >> i believe fire retardant is good but they should use other chemicals or safe chemicals that doesn't affect the breathing of other people involved in it. they should find other methods to make the fire retardant safer. >> reporter: there are no warning labels so you don't know what chemicals are inside your couch. >> even if i wanted to make a choice about it, i wouldn't have been able to plaque a choice.
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
about, well, for the moment, the eu -- we have that kind of psychological factor. a healthy private sector. and the problem is what? the problem is government and bad policy. and that's what we have to offset. >> but jim iuorio, i want to know where to invest. do we buy gold, silver, and commodities? do we buy banks, which are lagging a little bit? do we buy industrial cyclicals to play the world boom, if there is such a thing? in other words, how do you invest right now, having passed this 14,000 benchmark? >> well, there's a couple things. first of all, when caterpillar released its earnings it talked about good numbers out of housing. and you stloe in china. you invest in things like copper. you know i still like gold and silver. and today with the green light from the fed i'm still going to stay in things like those. i am in bank of america. i am in health care. i think the stock market looks pretty good. you said before, though, the stock market tends to be a leading indicator of the economy. when the fed pumps in so much money and global banks pump in so much money, i think yo
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am EST
of the bulge names in part because of the eu risk is higher in those. how serious do you take a day like today on that front? >> well, our biggest concern really is the continued unstable nature of greece. i think spain and italy will be fine as long as greece doesn't create a chain reaction, which i think it will. and i'm still very concerned about what is going on there. but as you guys pointed out, you know, you came into early 10, early 11, early 12 and felt good, trends were good and the eu kind of put the kibosh on ceo confidence and capital markets activity. i'm concerned about that. >> you seem less worried. >> we're more worried about the u.s. economy. i think what we're seeing now in the marketplace makes sense. we had the megabanks lead the rally late last year. we recently have switched to the regional banks outperforming the megabanks and now we're getting that normal consolidation period which is to be expected. look at the ten-year treasury yield, that's what we say. if above ten for first quarter -- above 2% for first quarter, then earnings estimates will probably go higher. wh
Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
-year investigation that has been going on in the eu and to its search business there, the dominance of the google search engine. also helping the stock move higher today, brooke, wireless carriers activating a million android devices per day, giving apple a run for its money. >> good for those folks who got in when getting was good in '04. alison kosik, thank you. >>> broad picture, let's talk to jill schlessinger. jill, i knew i liked you. i was reading a piece today where you quoted the grateful dead in talking about the ups and downs of the dow jones. give me that line. >> it has been a long, strange trip. come on, now. just think about this, in the summer of 2007, we first crossed 14,000. and that was well before anyone really, the broad public understood we're about to become sucked into the precipice of disaster by the financial sector. so, of course, 14,000 doesn't feel quite as good this time around and frankly a lot of retail investors have not yet gotten back into the market after these last five or six bruising years, who could blame them. it has been agonizing. >> but, here's my debbi